Your new crown, fitted by A Plus Smiles effectively replaces the enamel layer of a damaged or severely decayed tooth with an artificial material. Common crown materials like gold, base metals and porcelain are not susceptible to tooth decay. However, advanced periodontal disease can compromise your crown in several different ways, so including it as part of your daily oral hygiene regimen, will insure that your new crown lasts for a very long time to come.
Residual food particles and plaque can easily harden into tartar at the gum line, which is the primary cause of periodontal disease. In time the advanced periodontal disease will cause your gums to pull back from the base of your teeth creating small pockets of infection in your gums.
This gives bacteria direct access to the seam where your crown is cemented to the abutment. In time, it can even result in a loss of bone structure that anchor the abutments to your jaw.
Brushing and flossing twice each day will help prevent tartar formation before periodontal disease can set in. Your regular dental cleaning at A Plus Smiles will effectively remove any lingering tarter and monitor the health of your gums as well as the integrity of the crown.
If you have questions about caring for your crown, please call A Plus Smiles at 956-627-3446 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you maintain your new crown!